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20th century Americans biography Black people crime ethnic groups government Lost history Omaha Police Department Politics Race riot racism society

The Lynching of Will Brown

This is a summary of the lynching of Will Brown in 1919.

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1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition 19th century 20th century African Americans biography Black people Law Near North Side Politics Segregation society

A Biography of Silas Robbins

This is a bio of Silas Robbins, the first African American lawyer in Omaha.

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20th century African Americans Black organizations civic infrastructure historic preservation Lost history Near North Side Organizations Segregation society

A History of the Negro Women’s Christian Association of Omaha

A social force, culture builder, educational center and powerful advocacy base, the Negro YWCA was vital to African Americans advancement in Omaha.

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20th century 21st century Activism African Americans Civil Rights Movement historic preservation History of Nebraska Near North Side Organizations Politics Segregation society

A History of Omaha’s Urban League

A hallowed history unlike any other organization in the state, the Urban League of Nebraska is committed to, “…lead Nebraska in closing the social economic gap in the African American, other emerging ethnic communities and disadvantaged families in the achievement of social equality and economic independence and growth.” From the official Urban League of Nebraska […]

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19th century 20th century architecture Buildings culture Demolished buildings economics Healthcare Hospitals Lost history Near North Side North 16th Street North 24th Street poverty Public health society

A History of the Salvation Army Hospital in North Omaha

From 1896 to 1978, the Omaha Salvation Army offered prenatal and birthing services for low-income, unwed and “unsuitable” pregnant women. This is a story of their facility.

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economics Organizations poverty religion society

A History of the Wesley House in North Omaha

This is a history of the Wesley House, a modern-times org that rebuilt a neighborhood by changing lives.

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18th century 19th century 20th century 21st century architecture business civic infrastructure Cuming Street Demolished buildings economics ethnic groups Food History of Nebraska industry Lost history Military Missouri River Near North Side neighborhoods North 16th Street Omaha Claim Club Pioneer era Politics Railroads real estate Segregation society transportation

A History of Omaha’s North Downtown

This is a history of Omaha’s North Downtown neighborhood.